[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


The Roanoke family who claimed they found a mouse in a K-F-C dinner now says TESTS on the rodent are unfair.
But K-F-C officials say that's NOT true.
The story, up next.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And the three men vying for Southside's Congressional seat debate in Danville.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Start your day with us-- News 7 Mornin is straight ahead.

[11KFC]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-33 TC1:32:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Roanoke family that says it found a mouse in its K-F-C dinner now claims tests on the rodent are unfair.
But last night, the company that owns the K-F-C on Melrose Avenue- says the tests are fair. It says an independent lab is doing the testing and the company has no control over the results.
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[VO-NAT]


A Vice President from the Tennessee based J-R-N incorporated said-- "The independent laboratory is exactly that.
It operates independently, we do not control the findings."
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


But LaTasha Cummings says her family found that J-R-N is not only paying for the mouse to be tested -- but also picked the lab where the test is taking place.
Cummings says she was under the impression the Health Department would pick the location -- since it agreed to act as third party.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT51:55]
[IN Q=If they would have told us]

((LATASHA CUMMINGS; IF THEY WOULD HAVE TOLD US THAT JRN WAS PICKING-UP THE TAB AND THEY HAD PICKED THE LAB, DO YOU ACTUALLY THINK WE WOULD HAVE TURNED THE BOX OF CHICKEN OVER TO THE HEALTH DEPT.))
[SUPER=07-LaTasha Cummings;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=health dept]
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[vo-nat]
The Health Department's Dick Tabb says he was under the assumption both parties were aware of the decision.
Tabb says all the health department was required to do was investigate the restaurant which it did, and found no signs of rodents.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT1:02:37]
[IN Q=We did not have ]

((DICK TABB: WE DID NOT HAVE CONTEMPLATION ABOUT WHAT'S FAIR AND NOT FAIR. WE DID OUR PUBLIC HEALTH JOB))
[SUPER=01-Dick Tabb/Environmental Health Manager]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=health job]
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[VO-NAT]


On the phone last night, J-R-N Vice-president Wallace (ay-Bear) Hebert said "We know two things about this object.
First of all it didn't come from inside the restaurant because the restaurant was inspected.
Secondly, our chicken is protected better than our national defense secrets. "
(ay-Bear) Hebert went on saying -- "The people of the Roanoke Valley can have confidence in the products we serve and we hope they can forget this unfair video because when our investigation is complete it will be in our best interest to share it with everybody."
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[11Fifth-District]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-36]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]

[**ANCHOR TAG **] Three men want to represent Southside Virginia in Congress. And Incumbent Congressman Virgil Goode, Democrat John Boyd and independent Joseph Spence all have different opinions on how to improve the economy there. The candidates debated in Danville last night. Meredyth Censullo has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Before a .. ]
[SUPER=203-Danville; :00]
[SUPER=201-John Boyd/(D) 5th District Candidate; :29]
[SUPER=201-Virgil Goode/(I) 5th District Candidate; :53]
[SUPER=201-Joseph Spence/(I) 5th District Candidate; 1:16]
[SUPER=241-Meredyth/Censullo/mcensullo*wdbj7.com; 1:25]
[RUNS=1:48]
[OUT Q=N7, Danville.]

((Before a visibly divided crowd of supporters, the candidates for the 5th district argued over what has been done - and what needs to be done - to improve the economy in Southside. Mecklenburg farmer John Boyd, who has earned name recognition from his fight on behalf of the nation's black farmers, argued incumbent Congressman Goode has done little to improve the unemployment rate in Danville and surrounding areas - despite a booming national economy.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT @ 16:49:19 - 16:49:31]
[IN Q=John Boyd has a ]

((JOHN BOYD/(D) CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE: JOHN BOYD HAS A PLAN OF ACTION TO PUT PEOPLE BACK TO WORK IN THE FIFTH DISTRICT OF VA, BY OFFERING NOT CO-SPONSORING -LEGISLATION THAT HASN'T PASSED YET .. BUT WILL SPONSOR LEGISLATION THAT GONNA GO SOMEWHERE ON CAPITOL HILL.))
[RUNS= :12]
[OUT Q=capitol hill...]


Goode - who earlier this year left the Democratic party and is running as an independent - says he's a cosponsor of an act waiting to pass the Senate which would boost local economies.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=That Community]

((VIRGIL GOODE/FIFTH DIST. CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE: THAT COMMUNITY RENEWAL ACT THAT WOULD HELP MUCH OF SOUTHSIDE VA BY CREATING EMPOWERMENT ZONES AND PROVIDING TAX CUTS TO EMPLOYEES.))
[RUNS= :12]
[OUT Q=employees.]


Independent Candidate Joseph Spence says the way to boost the local economy is to reduce taxes on businesses in the private sector ..

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Why spend]

((JOSEPH SPENCE/FIFTH DIST. CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE: WHY SEND MONEY TO WASHINGTON WHEN WE CAN KEEP IT HERE AND IN THE DISTRICT IN VIRGINIA AND CREATE A LOT OF BUSINESSES AND JOBS?))
[RUNS= :09]
[OUT Q=jobs?]


All of the candidates agreed improving education in Southside could go long way in strengthening the economy .. Spence says children need to learn the basics before they enter the start using computers in schools. Boyd on the other hand supports computers in the classroom, saying it's the only way to compete with schools nationwide. Goode says federally mandated programs to fund education need to be improved. Meredyth Censullo, News 7 Danville. ))
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=HOLD]

Boyd and Goode are scheduled to debate twice more before the November 7th election.

[Mideast-Peace]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


President Clinton has a deal for Israeli and Palestinian leaders.
He'll meet with each of them, but first he wants them to show progress toward a cease- fire in the Middle East.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Moscow, Russia;]


Meanwhile, former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres says negotiations at Camp David may have led to the current Mideast crisis.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:10:57]
[IN Q=IN Camp David]

((SHIMON PERES/FORMER ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER: IN CAMP DAVID, A GOOD DEAL
OF THINGS WERE ACHIEVED. THE GAP WAS NARROWED. ACTUALLY, IN CAMP
DAVID, WE ALMOST REACHED A MEETING OF OUR MINDS. BUT CAMP DAVID
ALSO TOUCHED A SENSITIVE NERVE, WHICH IS JERUSALEM. ))
[SUPER=01-Shimon Peres/Former Israeli Prime Minister;]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=which is Jerusalem.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Peres ended a two - day visit to Moscow yesterday, where he spoke at an international conference and met with a Russian foreign minister.
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[11Amherst-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-32 TC1:46:44]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


An Amherst teenager faces sentencing after he pled guilty to shooting his mother to death and wounding his father.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co./File Tape]


15-year old Daniel Maddox pled guilty to murder, malicious wounding and firearms charges in the June 28th attack.

Maddox killed his mother in their home on Route 60 near Amherst, then ambushed his father an hour later.
John Maddox suffered gunshot wounds to the hand and shoulder.
Police did not determine a motive for the shootings, though the boy underwent a psychiatric evaluation before pleading guilty.
He'll be sentenced in January.
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[6-Academy-Rape]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A Danville midshipman at the U-S Naval Academy has been charged with rape. Until Shaka Martin's case is heard in court, he has been suspended from the Navy football team.
(+++++++)

[Take FS Pic 1001]
Police in Maryland arrested Martin Monday. He is charged with raping a female midshipman at an off-campus party last June.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Police say the victim was drunk and had passed out.
Two other Navy football players are also charged with rape. They, too, are suspended from the team.


[6-Extension-Agent]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The American Civil Liberties Union is taking on Virginia Tech's Extension Service over free speech.
The A-C-L-U is giving the Extension Service ten days to reinstate a Stafford County associate extension agent.
Dennis Bishop alleges he was demoted after having a letter to the editor published in a local newspaper.
The letter praised organic farming and criticized the use of pesticides.
A spokesman for the Extension Service says Bishop's status is a personnel issue that will be handled internally.

[Discovery]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Discovery Landing]


It was a smooth landing for the Space Shuttle Discovery...
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Edwards AFB, CA;]


The shuttle glided in at California's Edwards Air Force Base.
After high winds prevented a touchdown in Florida, the shuttle was detoured to California for the first time in four-and-a-half- years.
Meanwhile, clear skies greeted Discovery and its seven astronauts, ending a 13- day flight.
The crew prepared the international space station for next week's arrival of its first full- time residents.
It was also NASA's 100th shuttle flight.
(------------)


[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, hormone replacement therapy may cause asthma in menopausal women.
Melissa McDermott has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Melissa McDermott/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]


((Information:
ONCAM=MELISSA

((on cam)) WOMEN EXPERIENCING MENOPAUSE MAY WANT TO THINK TWICE BEFORE UNDERGOING HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY.

VT=VO

((vo)) NEW DATA FROM AN ONGOING STUDY SUGGESTS THE TREATMENT MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF ASTHMA IN ADULT WOMEN.
RESEARCHERS AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY.... WHO'VE BEEN STUDYING A GROUP OF MORE THAN A HUNDRED THOUSAND WOMAN FOR NEARLY A QUARTER CENTURY... DIAGNOSED 756 NEW CASES OF THE CONDITION.
BEFORE MAKING ANY DECISION THOUGH, DOCTORS SUGGESTS YOU WEIGH THE OPTIONS.
PREVIOUS STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY REDUCES THE RISK OF HEART DISEASE AND OSTEOPOROSIS.

VT=VO

((vo)) A NEW STUDY BACKS AN EASIER AND LESS EMBARRASSING TEST FOR COLON CANCER.
THE TEST LOOKS FOR D-N-A FROM COLON CANCER CELLS IN THE STOOL AND WAS FOUND TO BE 91 PERCENT ACCURATE.
IN CONTRAST, THE MOST COMMON SCREENING METHOD KNOWN AS THE FECAL OCCULT BLOOD TEST DETECTS AND ESTIMATED 25 TO 50 PERCENT OF CANCERS.

VT=VO

((vo)) AND WITH HALLOWEEN RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER THE U-S CONSUMER SAFETY PRODUCTS COMMISSION HAS SOME TIPS FOR YOUR LITTLE GHOSTS AND GOBLINS.
FIRST PARENTS NEED TO MAKE SURE THEIR CHILDREN'S COSTUMES ARE MADE FROM FLAME RESISTANT MATERIAL.
ALSO COSTUMES SHOULD BE BRIGHTLY COLORED, SO THEY'RE VISIBLE TO MOTORISTS.
NEXT ALL CHILDREN SHOULD CARRY FLASHLIGHTS. IT WILL NOT ONLY HELP THEM SEE BETTER BUT MAKE THEM MORE VISIBLE TO MOTORISTS.
AND FINALLY AND PERHAPS MOST IMPORTANTLY, EXAMINE ALL TREATS BEFORE YOUR CHILDREN EAT THEM.
ON CAM AND THAT'S A LOOK AT THE DAY IN HEALTH. I'M MELISSA MCDERMOTT, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))


(ad lib to weather)

[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=KMC/SYO]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The Roanoke County Supervisors vote to hire 20 additional paid fire and rescue personnel.
But last night the board also heard from many county residents who still have questions and concerns about the plan.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Arizona authorities will file charges against a 14- year- old boy accused of taking several students and a teacher hostage.
Authorities say Sean Botkin walked into a crowded classroom of seventh and eighth graders, and pulled out a nine millimeter handgun.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


While Chuch Robb's campaign gets a medical opinion on the hot- button abortion issue, George Allen launches his "Real People in the Real World Tour 2000".
We'll catch up with both candidates.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR= Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday, October 25th .
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.


[11Fire-Plan]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-34]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The Roanoke County Supervisors have voted to hire 20 additional paid fire and rescue personnel.
But last night the board also heard from many county residents who still have questions and concerns about the plan.
Joe Dashiell has more on the vote... and the controversial decisions that are still ahead.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=County residents and representatives]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Michael Altizer/Mt. Pleasant Resident; :17]
[SUPER=01-Joe Coyle/Cave Spring Rescue Chief; :40]
[SUPER=@Joe1; :53]
[RUNS=1:10]
[OUT Q=JD News 7]


((County residents and representatives of the fire and rescue squads packed the public hearing.
While there was widespread support for hiring additional paid staff.... there was also concern that outlying areas such as Bent Mountain, Catawba, and Mount Pleasant will be left with inadequate coverage.
[SOT 02:07:22]
[IN Q=I think as far as Mt. Pleasant]

((MICHAEL ALTIZER: I THINK AS FAR AS MOUNT PLEASANT GOES IT'S BEEN AT THE BOTTOM OF THE FOOD CHAIN TOO LONG. AND WE ARE BEING TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF AND OUR ONLY FULL-TIMER IS BEING TAKEN AWAY AND I THINK THAT IS TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=totally unacceptable.]


County officials say no decisions have been made on where the additional staff members will serve.
A task force that includes representation from all of the fire and rescue companies will make that decision once the new employees have been trained.
[SOT 02:27:27]
[IN Q=What we have]

((JOE COYLE: WHAT WE HAVE IS A PROMISE TO WORK TOGETHER. WHAT WE WANT THE BOARD TO DO IS GIVE US THOSE TWENTY POSITIONS SO THAT WE CAN DEVELOP A PLAN AND ALL OF THE INTERESTS OF THE COUNTY CAN BE SERVED.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=interests of the county can be served.]


Another issue that must still be decided is fee for service... whether to charge county residents for ambulance calls.
The supervisors say they have a large enough budget surplus to pay for the new positions, so they've delayed a decision on that issue for several months.
Joe Dashiell News 7))

[Bush-Gore]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


The two Presidential candidates are running neck and neck in the final two weeks of the campaign.
They're sparring over the size of government and education.
Teri Okita has the latest.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Nashville, TN; :00]
[SUPER=201-Teri Okita/Reporting; :20]
[SUPER=201-Karen Hughes/Bush Communications Dir.; :56]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=Okita, CBS News, Nashville.]

((
IN A RACE THAT IS ALL BUT TIED...IN THE HOME STRETCH ... BOTH PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES MADE IT TO AL GORE'S HOME STATE OF TENNESSEE TUESDAY. FOR THE VICE PRESIDENT IT WAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO RALLY THE TROOPS -- AT HOME-- AND AT HIS CAMPAIGN HEADQUARTERS.

(NAT)


STANDUP: EVEN WITH ALL THIS ENTHUSIASM-- GORE HAS YET TO SEAL THE DEAL HERE IN HIS HOME STATE-- WHERE THE RACE IS NECK-IN-NECK HE HAS NEVER LOST AN ELECTION IN TENNESSEE, BUT ACROSS THE STATE GEORGE W BUSH IS DOING WHAT HE CAN TO INVADE GORE'S TERRITORY.

(NAT)


...HE WAS IN KNOXVILLE MOST OF THE AFTERNOON-- AT A MIDDLE SCHOOL....TRUMPING HIS RECORD ON EDUCATION.

(NAT)


BUT AT THE SAME TIME, HIS TEAM WAS REACTING QUICKLY TO A NEW STUDY BY
(Arbogast, Michele E) THE RAND CORP.--A NONPROFIT THINK TANK. IT SAYS

TEXAS STUDENTS WHO SCORED HIGHER ON STATE TESTS.... SHOWED NO REMARKABLE IMPROVEMENT ON NATIONAL EXAMS.

SOT: KAREN HUGHES/BUSH COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

THE TIMING OF THIS OPINION.....THE CONCLUSIONS ARE DEAD WRONG.
THE RAND RESEARCHERS DENY THERE WAS POLITICAL MOTIVATION BEHIND THE RELEASE OF THE REPORT. BECAUSE IT IS SO POTENTIALLY DAMAGING TO THE SO-CALLED "TEXAS MIRACLE"--DEMOCRATS ARE LIKELY TO REFER TO IT -- FOR AT LEAST THE NEXT TWO WEEKS.
TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, NASHVILLE.
))

[11Robb]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-43 TC07:40]
[GRAPHIC=Abortion]


Abortion remains a hot topic in this election.
When candidate George Allen was asked WHEN abortion should be outlawed, he named a list that includes the point at which a fetus's beating heart is detected.
According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the medically recognized point at which a heart is beating is 22 days into pregnancy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Richmond/Sunday;]


The opinion was sought by Chuck Robb's campaign.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 03:10:23]
[IN Q=I don't know]

((SEN. CHUCK ROBB/U-S SENATE CANDIDATE: I DON'T THINK IT'S REASONABLE OR MODERATE TO OVERTURN THE SUPREME COURT THAT BASICALLY PROTECTS WOMEN WITH THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE. I DON'T THINK IT'S REASONABLE OR MODERATE TO INVADE THE FIRST TRIMESTER IN TERMS OF OVERTURNING IT.))
[SOT 15:19:22]

((GEORGE ALLEN/R-U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: TO JUST SAY GOSH YOU SHOULD STOP IT AT SEVEN WEEKS AND SIX DAYS, OR TEN DAYS AND FIVE AND HALF HOURS IS NOT THE POINT. TO ME THE POINT IN MY MIND AND MY HEART IS WHAT IS THE LEVEL OF DEVELOPMENT?
NOW WHEN YOU GET INTO DRAFTING THE LAWS, I DON'T KNOW IF YOU GET TO AN ACTUAL DATE OR A CUT-OFF DATE.))
[SUPER=201-Sen. Chuck Robb/(D) U. S. Senate Candidate; ]
[SUPER=201-George Allen/(R) U. S. Senate Candidate; :15 ]
[RUNS=:34]
[OUT Q=cut-off date.]
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[TALENT=Kimberly]
[SS=none]


Allen says states should set abortion policy.
But Robb says the issue is much-debated in Washington, and the Senate confirms Supreme Court justices.

[11Allen]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-41 TC17:23]
[GRAPHIC=George Allen]


Twelve "real people" flew around the state with George Allen to speak with reporters.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Henrico Co.]


It was day two of the Allen campaign's "Real People in the Real World Tour 2000."
Each supporter says Allen's heard their concerns... and Senator Chuck Robb has NOT.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 15:09:04]
[IN Q=And I know]

((JAMES MEADOWS/"REAL PEOPLE IN THE REAL WORLD TOUR": AND I KNOW HE HAS A JOB. BUT YOU STILL NEED TO COME AND TALK TO ME. I MEAN WE'RE THE VOTERS, AND I'M THE PEOPLE. SO THAT'S WHAT I WOULD LIKE. AND HE HAS NOT DONE THAT TO ME NOW. I MEAN, GOVERNOR ALLEN HAS PRETTY MUCH SMOKED HIM ON THAT ISSUE.))
[SUPER=201-James Meadows/"Real People Tour"]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=on that issue.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The campaign tactic borrows the name and logo of an M-T-V show about young people.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 15:11:06]
[IN Q=Yes I'm aware]

((GEORGE ALLEN/R-U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: YES, I'M AWARE OF THE SHOW. AND WITHOUT MAKING ANY FURTHER COMMENTS, THE QUIETNESS AND LACK OF RESPONSE WILL LET YOU KNOW WHAT I THINK OF THE SHOW. IT'S A WONDERFUL SHOW. I'M SURE SOME PEOPLE MUST LIKE IT A GREAT DEAL.))
[SUPER=201-George Allen/(R) U. S. Senate Candidate;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=great deal.]
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[School-Hostage]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Arizona authorities plan to file charges against a 14- year- old boy accused of taking several students and a teacher hostage.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Glendale, AZ;]


Authorities say Sean Botkin walked into a crowded classroom and pulled out a nine millimeter handgun.
All of the students were seventh and eighth graders.
Botkin eventually surrendered after speaking with the teacher and a SWAT team negotiator.
School officials say say Botkin had withdrawn from the school earlier this month, and had been attending an alternative school.
He faces up to 30 charges of aggravated assault and kidnapping.
(------------)


[11Floyd-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]

Investigators say the Floyd County man who died in a fire Monday night -may have fallen asleep with a burning cigarette. They found 42 year old Albert Smith deceased in bed with the two-story farmhouse in flames. Smith lived on Route 6-15 and worked at the Mayberry Funeral Home.

[11Tech-Tickets]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=500-12 35:27]
[GRAPHIC=Tech-UVA Football]


Camping out for tickets to the Tech-U-V-A game paid of for some Virginia Tech students.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Dozens spent Monday night outside of Cassell Coliseum-
And hundreds were there yesterday morning when the doors opened, hoping to get tickets to the last home game of the regular season.
Rob Lemieux (Le-MEEW) was the first in line. The sophomore paid more than 500-dollars for 16 tickets.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 29:42 - :55]
[IN Q=We've been out here]

((ROB LEMIEUX/TECH SOPHOMORE: WE'VE BEEN OUT HERE SINCE 11:30 AM SATURDAY AND WE WERE THE ONLY PEOPLE OUT HERE, SO PEOPLE WERE COMING LOOKING AT US LIKE WE WERE A BUNCH OF IDIOTS. BUT WE'RE FIRST IN LINE NOW, SO I GUESS THAT WORKS.))
[SUPER=01-Rob Lemieux/Tech Sophomore;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=I guess that works.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The Tech men's basketball coach Ricky Stokes passed out donuts and tried to convert some of the football fanatics to basketball.
Tech sold out ALL 12-thousand student tickets available for the game yesterday morning.
(------------)


[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Kmc/Syo]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The Roanoke family that says it found a mouse in its K-F-C dinner now claims tests on the rodent are unfair. LaTasha Cummings says the company that owns the K-F-C on Melrose Avenue is not only paying for the mouse to be tested, but also picked the lab where the test is taking place.
But last night, J-R-N incorporated says the tests are fair. It says an independent lab is doing the testing and the company has no control over the results.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Roanoke County Supervisors voted to hire 20 additional paid fire and rescue personnel.
While there was widespread support for hiring additional paid staff at last night's public hearing.... there was also concern that outlying areas of the county will be left with inadequate coverage.
County officials say no decisions have been made on where the additional staff members will serve.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

An Amherst teenager pled guilty to shooting his mother to death and wounding his father.
15-year old Daniel Maddox pled guilty to murder, malicious wounding and firearms charges in the June 28th attack.
He'll be sentenced in January.

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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
(Shannon mic hot)
(///////////////)
(Shannon ad lib weather)
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[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Gambling at]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=tonight on News 7 at 6.]
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[Desk=Kimberly/Shannon and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

(ad lib bye) [Desk=Kimberly/Shannon and Steve]